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Faculty, staff, and students will be asked not to attend if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat,runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, or a general feeling of being unwell) If the dancer is sick, has any symptoms of Covid or any other illness, we ask that they kindly stay at home.

DANCE BAG - Each student need to have a bag for personal belongings (clothing, street shoes, water bottle, ballet necessity, personal hair accessories), the student will take all personal belongings in the bag to the dance room (not to leave in change room or lobby).  Students must have hair and costume done before entering the studio.  Please Google “How to make ballet bun”

If you have any questions to teacher please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dress Code

Girls’ hair in all levels of ballet must be properly groomed for ballet class: long hair must be secured in a bun; short hair must be pulled back from the face and off the neck. No jewelry or nail polish may be worn. Students must be dressed in the required class attire.

Baby-Stars (Parented class) ages 2-3

Pink sleeveless bodysuit (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Pink ballet slippers
Ballet slip on skirt
Hair tied up in a bun

Pre-Stars Ballet (Pre-Ballet) ages 3-5

Pink sleeveless bodysuit (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Ballet slip on skirt
Pink full sole ballet shoes
Hair tied up in a ballet bun.

Primary Stars (Primary Ballet) ages 5-7

Lilac sleeveless bodysuit (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Pink full sole ballet shoes
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Lilac slip on skirt (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Hair tied up in a bun.

Rising Stars Ballet, ages 7-10

Navy blue tank leotard (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Navy wrap skirt (Motionwear recommended)
Pink full sole ballet shoes
1 1/2 cm heel black character shoes
and purchase order from Starchevski School of Ballet - Character skirt with ribbons - $60.00
Hair tied up in a ballet bun.

Pre-Intermediate Ballet, ages 10-13

Ballet body wear black spaghetti straps
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
ballet skirt (optional)
Pink full sole ballet shoes and Demi-pointe (pre-pointe) shoes
Hair tied up in a bun

Intermediate & Advanced, ages 13 and up

Black tank bodysuit Motionwear style recommended
Pink ballet tights (Mondor, Capezio or Body wrappers)
Ballet skirt is optional
Pink full /split sole leather/canvas ballet shoes
Pointe shoes
Hair tied up in a bun

Teen Adult ballet

Solid colored cotton/lycra bodysuit (any style or color)
Pink seamless tights
Pink ballet slippers
Ballet skirt is optional
Hair tied up in a bun,

Dance Stores in Calgary

Bodythings (2 locations)

1) 12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE Phone (403) 275-5440

2) 4550 17th Ave SW Phone (403) 686-7726

Classique Dancewear (2 locations)

1) Bay 16, 6624 Centre St. South
Phone (403) 263-4828

2) #1b, 5720 Silversprings Blvd NW
Phone (403) 294-1090

City Dancewear

106-5403 Crowchild Trail NW
Phone (403) 288-3060


#202, 3132-26th St NE
Phone: 403.263.9500

School Policy

The parents/guardians are responsible to read and comply with this policy and any information related to the school policy including information on bulletin board at the school and on this web-page.


Classes are priced and run accordingly to our school calendar. See our school calendar for details and events at

Class placement, advancement and promotions

SSofB reserves the right to determine the class level for every student. Placement is determined by the instructors and the Director.
Returning students shall register for the class level recommended at the time of registration. New students in the leveled classes will be evaluated in an audition trial class and placed accordingly. Students are required to attend all assigned classes according to level and placement. Class placement is for the entire academy year: however, occasionally, changes in placement will be made and SSofB reserves the right to make placement changes it deems necessary.

Advancement criteria for the SSofB is based on the following:
Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class for which they are scheduled. Students or a parent/guardian must
report all absences to the school by email or phone prior to class time. See attendance policy below. Students who let attendance drop may jeopardize their placement in the School.

Technical skill development in relationship to class level. Included as part of the student’s technical accomplishments are:
proper alignment and placement, use of turn-out, physical strength, coordination, classical line, musicality, cleanliness, and clarity of movements and positions, movement quality and performing skills (in class, rehearsals and on stage).
Positive attitude: Students must bring to class a positive attitude so they will develop a good working relationship with instructors and other students, showing a willingness to receive corrections and comments from the instructors.
Promotions: Students are promoted on an individual basis. Unlike an academic school, some levels may take upwards of 2 years before being promoted to the next level. This is normal and does not have a negative connotation. Students will be promoted to a higher level as determined by, and at the sole discretion of the Director and the faculty.

Student evaluations: These are made by the dancer’s instructors.

Point class placement

Pointe work is an extension of ballet. Students who are 11 years old will only be able to go en pointe if they are able to do so safely, without risking injury to the growing bones and joints. To ensure our student’s safety, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 ballet classes:
a) Adequate flexibility of the foot and ankle to allow the student
to align the bones of the foot with the tibia (“get over their arches”) when on pointe.

b) Adequate strength of the foot, ankle, leg and torso to sustain the pull-up required.

c) Adequate turnout and strength of the turnout muscles to sustain proper alignment.

d) General physical maturity that indicates stability in the development of the bones and joints.

Dancers who successfully meet all of these requirements will minimize the likelihood of injury, will progress more rapidly, and will find the work less difficult. It is our belief that this very conservative approach is in the best interest of the student’s long-
term career and health.

Attendance and Punctuality

Coming to a class on time is very important for all ages. Walking into a class 5 or 10 minutes late is disruptive and unfair to the class learning process. Students who are more than 15 minutes late may be required to observe class. This is in order to reduce the risk of any potential injury caused as a result of missing the warm-up. If you arrive late, please knock on the door and wait for someone to let you in. Attendance is very important as numerous absences can affect a student’s progress as well as other progress of other students in the class, since group dances are choreographed each term for the recitals. Please come 10 minutes before the class so the students can prepared for class.

We hope you don't miss any classes, but of course we know things can come. Please do not bring your child to class if they are ill. You can make up missed lessons by asking your teacher, all missed lessons should be taken within the same month so there is no carryover to the following month, year or dance lesson. If a student is unable to attend class for any reason, the parent/guardian is responsible for notifying the school via email at, telephone or other means of communication. If the parent/guardian fails to notify the school, we will record this as an unexcused absence. If there are more than four unexcused absences, the student can be excluded from participating in the school production. The school reserves the right to suspend any student with more than six unexcused absences in any four month period. If a student is suspended, tuition and other payments or missed classes will not be refunded. Due to the high level of ballet classes, regular attendance is mandatory. We at Starchevski School of Ballet thank all parents and guardians for their understanding and support in this matter.

Class makeup policy

There are no refunds for missed classes. However, all our students are encouraged to makeup the missed classes in the same or lower level if the class is available. Makeup classes are good for one month before they expire. The student or parent/guardian is asked to email the school to schedule make up class.

Conduct and commitment

It is understood that student will reserve his/her time to commit to SSofB classes and performances. Participating in other activities which are in conflict with classes or performances may result in student being dismissed from the school. The school has rights to suspend any student, when the director concludes that a student is disobedient or the behavior of a student has a harmful effect on a person; or a student fails to comply with the school policy. If a student is suspended there will be no refund for the tuition and any other payments.

Photos, video and other media

Starchevski School of Ballet Inc. (SSofB) reserves the right to use its former or current student photos, video or the like for training and education purposes or for publicity and marketing of the school.

Compliments or Complaints

Can be directed to the school directors. These will then be discussed at an appropriate time. SSofB staff and teachers are not required to discuss any matter with parents directly, as their focus is to educate and have time to prepare/rest between classes. If a parent has an issue that needs to be discussed regarding a certain class they may discuss it with the directors by calling or email to set up a time for a private meeting.


Please be aware that when you register for a class, you are purchasing a place in that class for the entirety of the school year.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to returning students. We must have a completed and signed registration form with full payment before a student may take classes. Late payments and returned checks are subject to a $45.00 fee.
Parents/guardians are obligated and responsible for tuition and fees from the date of registration to the last day of school. For credit card payment there is service charge added of 2.5% for all transactions.

A student can take a trial or placement class for a $35.00 before full registration.

The Year, full payment

The year or full payment is available registering by person, by phone or Online: Tuition and registration paid in one full payment.

Installment payment

 Monthly installment payment is available to apply for students starting in September.
There is 3% fee added for all monthly payments by credit card.

Download the registration application form here

To be accepted, we require to complete the registration application form with valid credit card information and all postdated payments for the term before a student can take dance classes. 

 The first and last instalment together with registration and performance costume to be paid at registration. The remaining installments to be paid by credit card agreement or postdated cheques.

If paid by cheques, all postdated cheques must be prepared in envelope with the student name and the registration form and handle to Mrs. Starchevski or Mr. Star or to our DROP BOXES before a student can take dance classes.  Your payment will be taken on the 1st of each months.  If you pay monthly by postdated cheques we also require your valid credit card information agreement on the registration form for our record.

The School reserves the right to withdraw the installment plan at its sole discretion. Circumstances that could result in this action include, but are not limited to, cheques being returned NSF, per-authorized credit card payments being declined, late payments.  The postdated payments was not submitted.  If so, the entire balance owing becomes immediately payable and must be paid before the student can return to class. You agree and you are obligated to pay that balance owing and you authorize Starchevski School of Ballet to charge your credit card and/or cheques on file for the entire tuition, costumes, performance fees and other charges related to fees and owing to Starchevski School of Ballet. 


“The Year & full payment” is non refundable.
Registration, costume, performance, audition, tickets, solo/duet, private lesson fees are non refundable. Please note that once any payment has been deposited a refund cannot be given. Please be aware that when you register for a class, you are purchasing a place in that class for the entirety of the school year.
The school credit may be given at the discretion of the school directors.

“Monthly installment payment cancellation” - To cancel installments we require 30 days cancellation notice but you need to cancel before November 1st of the school year and you are still obligated to pay June installment and $50.00 administration charge.
If you want discontinue or cancel classes after November 1st of the school year, you are still responsible for the entire school tuition to the end of the school year.
The school credit may be given at the discretion of the directors.

Class change or cancellation

SSofB reserves the rights to change, postpone, cancel or substitute dates, classes and schedules and add or change or remove faculty members at any time. In unforeseen situations when the classes are postpone students will have credit when the school reopen.

We reserve the right to switch a student to a different class due to low enrollment, when the participant has difficulty keeping up with the class, lacks sufficient skills compared to the other students, or would be more successful in a different class. Not all students progress or develop at the same rate. Moving up or down a level will be based solely on the discretion of the directors.

To change class by student, school approval is required. There is one month notice required and $50.00 fee to any changes of classes.

Weather condition

Starchevski School of Ballet reserves the right to cancel any class temporarily or permanently without advance notice due to , emergency, weather conditions, or lack of students. When in doubt please check your email, phone the studio 403 226-8874, facebook page, or web-site. Please be sure that you have provided a valid email address in order to keep up with communication. In this case there will not be refund given for class tuition.

Small Classes: 

Classes with fewer than 5 students may be combined and/or moved to a different time slot, and/or teacher or school director can reduce class time by 15 minutes in this case there will not be refund given for class tuition.

Postponing classes

The school may postpone classes in unforeseen situations. Postponed classes will be made up for when the school reopens. The missed classes will be arranged in the calendar of our school. Students pay in installments as usual and will have credit for these classes when the school reopens or for the next school year. Tuition and any fees in this case are non-refundable. These unforeseen situations may include, but are not limited to: building closure, damage, Covid-19 or similar situations.

Costume Rental

tutuThe school provides costumes for our productions if the costume is rented following policy applies:

Pick up and Return: Students getting costumes in school in Studio B during the production and return after their last dance in studio B. They do not take costumes home !

Damage: Costumes must not be exposed to smoke or perfumes. Rips, tears, buttons or closures missing must be identified upon return. Tutus must be hang upside down. If costumes are damaged or not returned fee will be added to your account.

Injury Waiver

As a responsible organization, we believe it is our duty to inform you, the parents or guardians of the
potential risks involved in the dance. As with any physical activity, there is the real possibility of an injury. We emphasize safety with all of our instructors. Safety is their number one consideration while teaching. However, accidents can still happen. Students may suffer injuries, possibly minor, serious or catastrophic in nature. I understand that the Starchevski School of Ballet and dance instructors cannot be held responsible for unforeseen circumstances or events that may occur during the activity time I agree that the dance instructors will use their best judgment and training in providing a safe experience for all of the participating students. I hereby release the staff to render temporary first aid to my child in the event of any injury or illness,
and if deemed necessary to call medical help, or the calling of an ambulance for said child should the staff deem it to be necessary. The child will be transported at my personal expense. The terms hereof serve as a release and assumption of risk for my heirs, estate, and for all members of my family. In consideration for allowing my child to participate, I hereby assume all the risks associated with the sport, and dance, and agree to hold the Starchevski School of Ballet Inc and their staff harmless from any and all liability, causes of action, debts, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever which may arise in connection with my child’s participation in any activities related to a dance and any physical activity.

Privacy Acknowledgment

Personal information collected by the SSofB shall be used, retained and disclosed for following purposes: to enable to contact with parents, teachers, schools, physicians, health care providers and to provide you with appropriate program, services and care.




Starchevski School of Ballet
201, 200 Country Hills Landing NW,
Calgary, Alberta, T3K 5P3,
403 226-8874